The process to apply for the MSc or PhD program in our department takes several months. The minimum grade point average required for admission is 3.00/4.00 on the last two full years of study for the MSc program, or on the last year of the BSc program and all grades in the MSc program for the PhD program. You can convert your grades to the University of Manitoba scale by using the conversion charts found here .
Inquiries can be sent to Lynne Hermiston. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Except for the coursework program, you MUST receive confirmation that a faculty member in this department is willing to supervise your program. You are encourage to visit individual faculty member's web pages and learn about their requirements and research areas before asking for support from a potential supervisor. You MUST have a supervisor before you can be considered for admission to the thesis MSc program. If you are applying for the coursework Master's program this step can be skipped. The final step is to submit an application to the Faculty of Graduate Studies.
MSc Application Guidelines
Admission to the MSc program in computer science is competitive and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students interested in pursuing a thesis-based program must also arrange for supervision by a faculty member. To find a faculty member working in your area of research please refer to the "People" link , or to the "Research" link, on our webpage.
These guidelines are intended as a summary of the major requirements for admission to the MSc program in Computer Science at the University of Manitoba. These are not the official entrance requirements: please visit umanitoba.ca/calendar for the full description of the admission regulations.
Admission to an MSc program in computer science requires equivalence to the University of Manitoba Honours BSc degree in Computer Science. In particular, prospective applicants should note the following partial requirements:
- three consecutive courses in Algorithms and Data Structures.
- one senior course in Software Engineering.
- one senior course in Operating Systems.
- two senior courses in Computer Systems.
- seven fourth-year courses in Computer Science.
- the equivalent of at least 120 credit hours.
Please consult cs.umanitoba.ca/undergraduate for course descriptions.
Qualified students lacking in some aspect of the background requirements may be considered for admission to the graduate program. However, such students will be required to take undergraduate courses to complete these background requirements. Students with undergraduate course deficiencies may also be admitted to the Pre-Masters program to complete background requirement.
The final decision for admission and course equivalence rests with the Department of Computer Science.
PhD Application Guidelines
Admission to the PhD program in Computer Science is competitive and and meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Students interested in pursuing a PhD program must also arrange for supervision by a faculty member. To find a faculty member working in your area of research please refer to the "People" link , or to the "Research" link, on our webpage. Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in Computer Science as well as a MSc degree in Computer Science (or a related area in either degree). The MSc degree must include a thesis.
To be considered for admittance to our programs, completed applications with all supporting documents must be received by the Computer Science Department by the deadlines listed below. Note that deadlines to be considered for certain scholarships are often much sooner. For example, to be eligible for a CS Entrance Award, all thesis-based students should have their complete applications in by December 15 at the latest.
|Start Date||International Students||Canadian Students||For scholarship consideration|
|September||February 1||June 1||December 15|
|January||May 1||October 1|